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ASU to lead iSchool implementation in Aklan, nearby provinces

BANGA, Aklan (20 September) -- The Aklan State University was chosen by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology Human Capital Development Group (CICT-HCDG) to lead in the implementation of iSchool in Aklan and nearby provinces.

Dr. Roberto Saladar, ASU ICT Director, completed the onsite evaluation of the seven public high schools assigned to the ASU in the previous month. According to Dr. Saladar, the iSchool project aimed to bring cyber learning to every high school in the island. Included in the project was providing the pilot schools with twenty sets of computer, two air conditioning units, and a one year free internet subscription.

The pilot beneficiaries are from Aklan, Capiz, Negros Occidental and Romblon provinces namely; the Aguinaldo T. Repiedad Sr. Integrated School, Ibajay National High School, Capiz National High School, Manuel Onato National High School, Himamaylan National High School-San Antonio National High School, Inapoy National High School and Romblon National High School.

As part of the implementation of the iSchool Project, a Project Management Consultative Conference with the Principals of high school recipients will be conducted on September 10, 2007, at the ASU Conference Hall.

The ASU will assign Computer Instructors as Trainers to roll-out the Teachers' Training on Computer Internet Course (CILC). According to Dr. Saladar it is like a "pay it forward" scheme, where the trained high school teachers, in time, will also train other high school teachers in their locality. The pilot schools where to be a training ground to ensure that by year 2010 majority of the high schools in the nation will have internet connectivity, increasing the Filipino students' edge for global competency. (ASU-PME) [top]

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